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drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
61 tasting notes

So school has been using me as a punching bag as of late, but only about a month left to go. I honestly feel bad about not updating here whenever I’ve had a new tea, so I’m taking a quick break to fill in this one gap at least.

That being said, this tea was worth the loss of the nap I was planning on taking. When I first opened the tin (ages ago) I smelt sour and cinnamon, but with something else that adds a bit of sweetness. The smells blend oddy well together and kind of overlap in my mind,but I’m not a fan. The leaves look un-uniform, with some rolled and downy silver and other open and blackish-brown. I did really enjoy the light yellow it brewed to, and in my glass mug I could see the little hairs from the leaves floating around. I tried not to think about that too much when I maned up and took a dainty sip.

The first taste was more spice than I expected. The cucumber aspect was definitly overwhelmed, but when I did isolate it was like woah. I felt a the same sensation when I’m eating cucumbers, sans crunch, that wetter than water feeling. It also tastes pretty much what I’d expect from a cucumber tea, cucumbery goodness, when ignoring the cinnamon.
One the second steep, the cinnamon was cut back and I enjoyed this cup more than the first. One the third steep I lost interest and left it to sit for about 6 hrs.

Does any know why Adagio added the cinnamon aspect? It doesn’t really detract from the tea, or help it, but I can’t figure out why it would be there. I’ve never thought cucumbers and spices. Pickles and spice, yes. But cukes? Not really.

Auggy

Love that so many people can taste the cinnamon in this. Makes me feel not so crazy! :)

Jillian

Me too!

Oolonga

I have a sample of this tea too and am very curious to try it. So far I sniffed it out of the tin and got only pickles like many people here…

Cofftea

@Oolonga, as much as a love it hot I prefer it iced. Unsweetened of course. My favorite way to drink it is in a mojito in place of the lemon lime soda.

JustDuckyInNE

Wonderful detail! Thanks! I have to try this one.

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Auggy

Love that so many people can taste the cinnamon in this. Makes me feel not so crazy! :)

Jillian

Me too!

Oolonga

I have a sample of this tea too and am very curious to try it. So far I sniffed it out of the tin and got only pickles like many people here…

Cofftea

@Oolonga, as much as a love it hot I prefer it iced. Unsweetened of course. My favorite way to drink it is in a mojito in place of the lemon lime soda.

JustDuckyInNE

Wonderful detail! Thanks! I have to try this one.

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